Start/All Programs....icon dead.

  muddypaws 09:56 23 Jan 2010

My Windows Update icon in the ' All Programs' is dead.
I noticed it when I clicked on it for the December updates, so it it is a little while ago therefore a restore is not feasible.
Checking in Program Files shows the folder is empty.
Not a major problem, but I would like it to work.
Obviously I can still update via the yellow shield.

  birdface 10:40 23 Jan 2010

Not sure if you have windows update in control panel.If So I believe you can drag the Icon from control panel and deposit it in the start menu

  birdface 10:43 23 Jan 2010

Oops that was for Vista.So it may not work in XP but should work in Windows7.

  muddypaws 11:55 23 Jan 2010

Sorry--forgot to say XP Home SP3.
Can't see anything obvious in CP.
Went into Security Centre and in the top left hand panel there are five options, one of which is Win Updates and that is dead as well.

  birdface 12:01 23 Jan 2010

Try Control panel.Administration tools.Services.Scroll down and see if Windows Update is there and make sure it is set to automatic if there.

  birdface 12:04 23 Jan 2010

Maybe a read through this might find a solution.

click here

  birdface 12:08 23 Jan 2010

Nope that was for automatic updates not what you are really looking for.
Have you tried Tools.And clicked on Windows Update.Does that work.

  muddypaws 12:27 23 Jan 2010

In CP > Auto updates the last but one line 'Windows update web site' is also dead.
If you mean Admin Tools---nothing there relevant.
Just wondering if I can somehow renew the web site link.
As I said above it is no major disaster--just puzzling.

  VoG II 12:31 23 Jan 2010

You could create a desktop shortcut, point it to


then drag it onto the Start menu.

  birdface 14:05 23 Jan 2010

I meant Tools as in Internet Explorer.But maybe you do not use I/E

  muddypaws 18:24 23 Jan 2010

wupdmgr.exe in Sys 32 is dead as well!!
And I am on FF.

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